Skip to comments.Gun Organization Raising Money For Walgreens' Shooter; Police Deny New Permit (NE)
Posted on 05/04/2010 1:01:08 PM PDT by marktwain
The Nebraska Firearms Owner Association has offered to buy a new handgun for the man who shot and killed a robbery suspect at an Omaha Walgreens.
Harry "James" McCullough, 32, said he's been overwhelmed by the support from people appreciative of his actions. On Monday, April 26th, he noticed two men, one of them armed with a shotgun, threaten the clerk and another customer at the Walgreens on 61st and NW Radial. That's when he shot the man 4-times, killing him. McCullough then held down the other suspect until police arrived. "You only have one chance," is what he told reporters on Thursday about his reaction.
McCullough who worked in corporate security shoots competitively twice a month at a local gun club. "I carry (my gun) everywhere. It's like a wallet."
Omaha Police have taken his gun, a Smith and Wesson 40-caliber, for the investigation. It may take months for him to get it back.
Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine determined the shooting was justified.
Andy Allen, President of the Nebraska Firearms Owner Association said on the website: "He needs a new carry gun, and the NFOA Board of Directors has made arrangements with an FFL member in the Omaha area to get another S&W for him at dealer cost. The Board has also offered to pay for this firearm for him, and request donations from our members to cover this expense. We had not intended to publicize this donation at this time, but Mr. McCullough thought we should be recognized for our efforts to help him continue to have a way to protect himself."
McCullough was ticketed for carrying concealed without a permit. Investigators say he had the proper paperwork to carry the gun out in the open but not concealed. McCullough says he carries it in his waistband. Omaha city prosecutor Marty Conboy hasn't determined if there is enough evidence to charge him.
McCullough's attorney believes the citation should be dropped because of the lives he saved.
Andy Allen talked to Channel 6 News Friday. He tells us enough money has been promised to buy McCullough a gun. However, when McCullough went to OPD Headquarters Friday afternoon to apply for a permit to buy a new gun, his permit was denied. Allen says no reason was given by police for the denial.
Just doin’ the job the courts won’t do. Wanna bet these two had long rap sheets?
So this guy was open carrying and they are trying to charge him with unlicensed concealed carry after he stopped a robbery?
I guess this is job security...make a criminal out of the lawful cuz they weren’t able to stop the robbers themselves.
They gave him a ticket? What a bunch of putzes.
According to this article, the would be robbers are gang members: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2506537/posts
So, the cops are denying the guy a new gun, even though his life is probably in danger.
The local media are painting a bullseye on his back.
Seems to me that OPD and the City of Omaha need the SNOT sued out of them for denying the permit without just cause.
Is Nebraska a shall-issue state? I thought it was.
The city attorney needs to have his inbox filled.
Dumb question. why did they have to keep his gun? Is there question as to who shot the criminal?
This guy is a real MAN. Beware of immitations!
The police should get his gun back to him promptly. Where is the NRA on this case?
Here ya go ..
2-West Hall of Justice
17th & Farnam, Omaha, NE 68183-0001
A real hero - just taking out the garbage that politicians and cops and judges can’t or won’t.
Omaha gun laws suck. Harry needs to move to Sarpy County.
Nebraska should revisit the whole "life, liberty & pursuit of happiness" thing.
Why does he need a permit to buy a new gun? Also, couldn’t someone just sell him a gun, not through an FFL?
Remember this when someone says the Police are your friends. They are not.
The police took away his gun. Then they refused to allow him to buy a new gun. And, the State Patrol has said that he will never be allowed a concealed carry permit now that he has been ticketed for carrying concealed without a permit.
You don’t need a permit to carry - concealed or otherwise.
Well, you do, but it reads: “The Right of The People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”
And it’s not really a permit - just recognition of reality.
So the local media are full of photos and videos of the hero (thereby facilitating any revenge attempts by the deceased’s “homies”) but nary a photo of the late, unlamented Marquail Tyrill Deshane Thomas.
Marquail’s obit with photo is here:
Here’s a report of our Marquail getting shot a year ago in some sort of gangbanger-sounding incident (the poor young fellow does seem to be a mite snakebit):
Now you know why Cabela's didn't build in Omaha.
I had no idea Nebraska required a permit to purchase a firearm. File this under Rilpleys unbelieveable oddities of the Midwest. My son who was considering playing for Nebraska just unconsidered these nutzoids.
One of his rounds was found in the barrel of the perp’s gun.
Article failed to mention that the two perps, one of whom had the sawed off shotgun, wore masks.
The mother of the deceased perp was gracious enough to forgive the shooter/hero.
Now, if the police would do the same.
Omaha and Douglas County, NE are FULL of Gun Grabbing BASTARDS!
Permit required to “BUY” a gun? Tyrants.
Nothing irritates a LEO like someone doing their job for them.
So they stole his gun and WON’T issue a CC license?? Remind me to NOT move to Nebraska.
He showed he wouldn’t roll over in the face of armed gangsters hiding their faces while screaming and making threats of lethal force.
He probably scares the crap out of these LEOs, of course they want him disarmed.
Carry without a permit you are in the wrong(regardless of your constitutional rights)even if you save lives by having the fire arm on your person. FTG(figure it out).
Thanks, Alaska, for getting the ball rolling. Who's next?
Not a common name. I am a “Conboy” myself on my mother’s side and my Mom’s family are the finest, kindest, most generous, faith-filled Catholics you could ever imagine. My great grandfather on that side, unfortunately, was also a bigamist and when that was discovered, he was never seen or heard from again. He may be a relative, so I dropped him a polite note encouraging him to do the right thing here and allow this man his natural right of self defense.
Vermont never required a permit, Alaska was next, now Arizona. I understand that Utah, Wyoming, Montana, and Kentucky are all considering Constitutional carry.
And the political arm of the law reachs out to say ‘’p-ss on the victim(s), whoever they may be.
Marty Conboy responded quite promptly and informatively. He had good things to say about the man insofar as he was at liberty to divulge. And that all charges against him have been dismissed and should be “good to go” as far as obtaining a replacement handgun. And I’m all the way off in Nashville so he has nothing to gain from me with zero connection to Omaha.
Thanks for the update, that's good news.
For later read
I don’t usually follow up and e-mail the folks listed on posts like that, but I did this one and he was very forthcoming and responsive. And I’m always glad to share the word on someone who seems to be a “good guy” at any level of government who responds to an inquiry from someone who doesn’t even live in his state.
“McCullough was ticketed for carrying concealed without a permit. Investigators say he had the proper paperwork to carry the gun out in the open but not concealed. McCullough says he carries it in his waistband.”
Sounds like he was open carrying “Inside Waist Band” and the cops are trying to cite him for something, stretching the law to fit there perverted need to knock down a hero that makes them look bad, in their minds.
Deprivation of Civil Rights under Color of Law. The Police Chief needs to either reign in his underlings or face criminal prosecution himself. Title 18 Section 241 and 242.
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